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Lee Ann Womack born in Jacksonville, Texas, 1966. Clay Walker born Ernest C. Walker, Jr. in Beaumont, Texas, 1969. Charlie Walker joined Grand Ole Opry, 1967. Merle Travis recorded "Turn My Picture Upside Down," 1955.
DICK KELSEY, United Press International

Today in Music: a look back at pop music

Today's musical birthdays include Drifters bassist Bill Pinkney, who was born in 1925 (age 77); Bobby Helms in 1933 (age 69); drummer Tommy Aldrich of Ozzy Osbourne's band, in 1942 (age 60); Spencer Davis Group drummer Peter York also in 1942 (age 60); so
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Kitty Wells' "It Wasn't God Who Made Honky Tonk Angels" went No. 1, 1952. The Stanley Brothers had their first recording sessions for Mercury, 1953. Asleep at the Wheel's only Top 10, "The Letter That Johnny Walker Read," harted, 1975.
DICK KELSEY, United Press International

Today in Music: a look back at pop music

The weekly package of Today in Music for Aug. 10-16.
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K.T. Oslin's "80's Ladies" debuted at No. 15, highest for any woman, 1987. Webb Pierce born in West Monroe, La., 1921. Mel Tillis born in Tampa, Fla., 1932.
DICK KELSEY, United Press International

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Keith Whitley born in 1955. Michelle Wright born in 1961. Hank Williams Jr.'s "Eleven Roses" reached No. 1 in 1972. Margo Smith's "It Only Hurts for a Little While" topped the charts in 1978.
DICK KELSEY, United Press International

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TODAY IN COUNTRY MUSIC HISTORY (June 19)
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THIS WEEKEND IN COUNTRY MUSIC HISTORY
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THIS WEEKEND IN COUNTRY MUSIC HISTORY
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Today in Music: A look back at pop music

(May 11) Today's birthdays include Irving Berlin, who was born in 1888; Eric Burdon, formerly with the Animals, in 1941 (age 61); Gerry and the Pacemakers bassist Les Chadwick in 1943 (age 59); Butch Trucks, Allman Brothers Band drummer, in 1947 (age 5
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Today in Music: A look back at pop music

Today in Music advance package, May 11-17, 2002.
PENNY NELSON BARTHOLOMEW, United Press International

Heartland -- UPI Arts & Entertainment

NASHVILLE, May 9 (UPI) -- For a dream that didn't go as planned, Jim Lauderdale certainly is in the midst of a prolific and critically-acclaimed career.
CRYSTAL CAVINESS, United Press International

Heartland -- UPI Arts & Entertainment

NASHVILLE, May 2 (UPI) -- There are several reasons "Cledus Envy" might be at an all-time high.
CRYSTAL CAVINESS, United Press International

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Vince Gill
Host Vince Gill chats with the audience during the 37th annual CMA Awards in Nashville, Tennessee, Wednesday, November 5, 2003
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Vincent Grant "Vince" Gill (born April 12, 1957) is an American neotraditional country singer-songwriter and multi-instrumentalist. He has achieved commercial success and fame both as frontman to the country rock band Pure Prairie League in the 1970s, and as a solo artist beginning in 1983, where his talents as a vocalist and musician have placed him in high demand as a guest vocalist, and a duet partner. Gill has recorded more than twenty studio albums, charted over forty singles on the U.S. Billboard charts as Hot Country Songs, and has sold more than 22 million albums. He has been honored by the Country Music Association with 18 CMA Awards, including two Entertainer of the Year awards and five Male Vocalist Awards. Gill has also earned 20 Grammy Awards, more than any other male Country music artist. In 2007, Gill was inducted into the Country Music Hall of Fame.

Gill was born in Norman, Oklahoma. His father, J. Stanley Gill, was a lawyer and administrative law judge who played in a country music band part time and encouraged Gill to pursue a musical career. His homemaker mother, Jerene, played the harmonica. At the encouragement of his father, Gill learned to play several instruments, including the banjo and guitar, before he started high school at Oklahoma City's Northwest Classen High School. He first played with a teenage band called Bluegrass Revue in the late 1970s. The other members were: Billy Perry on the banjo, Bobby Clark on the mandolin and Mike Perry on the bass. (Bobby Clark plays with Jerry Butler and the Blue Js now.) While in high school, he performed with "Mountain Smoke," a bluegrass band that once opened for Pure Prairie League. After he graduated, he played in a number of bluegrass bands, including Ricky Skaggs' "Boone Creek" and Byron Berline and Sundance; later, he became a member of Rodney Crowell's road band, The Cherry Bombs.

Gill debuted on the national scene with the country rock band Pure Prairie League in 1979, appearing on that band's album Can't Hold Back. Gill is the lead singer on their hit song "Let Me Love You Tonight".

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